AGED OLD SCULPTURE / MASK 490mm IRONWOOD Penan Nomadic Face Borneo Wall Bar Pub
A rare authentic & old sculpture/mask of a nomadic Penan man, carved from the hardest wood in the world Belian / Billion / Ironwood. The sculpture is estimated to originate from post WWII period(circa 1960). The mask is ready for any wall display with the already made hole at the back. A lovely artifact from Sarawak Borneo, natural aging and spliting on the wood. Damage free.
Height x width: 49 x 13 cm / 19.3 x 5.1 inches
Thickness: 6 cm / 2.4 inches
Weight: 1.5 kg / 3.3 lb
After packing: 2.5 kg / 5.5 lb
Wikipedia: The Penan are a nomadic aboriginal people living in Sarawak and Brunei, although there is only one small community in Brunei; among those in Brunei half have been converted to Islam, even if only superficially. Penan are one of the last such peoples remaining as hunters and gatherers. The Penan are noted for their practice of molong which means never taking more than necessary. Most Penan were nomadic hunter-gatherers until the post-World War II missionaries settled many of the Penan, mainly in the Ulu-Baram district but also in the Limbang district. They eat plants, which are also used as medicines, and animals and use the hides, skin, fur, and other parts for clothing and shelter.
Masks in this region in Borneo are mainly used for harvest festival, fertility rites, soul catching and death ceremonies and spiritual dances.
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